Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Tythe Barn Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Cotswolds.

Delightful thatched country cottage with charming character features and own cottage garden, located close to Chipping Campden and in a fantastic location for exploring the glorious Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 August 2015 to 19 August 2015; from 06 September 2015 to 19 September 2015;

phone 01386 840 950 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Hall with Hot-Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

9 bedroom Grade II Listed, Home Counties.

Cotswold Manor Hall is set on the 70 acre Cotswold Manor Country Estate, just 20 minutes drive from Oxford and an hour's drive from London, this 9 bedroom holiday home is a great place for groups, large families, stag parties or hen parties and with a hot tub is ideal for relaxing and enjoying good times together in the tranquil Cotswold countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £5800 to £6700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 August 2015 to 08 August 2015; from 12 August 2015 to 21 August 2015; from 24 August 2015 to 28 August 2015;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Boswell Farm Cottages, Harcombe, Sidmouth, Devon, England

17 bedroom 3 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Farm Cottages, West Country.

Seven award winning country cottages nestled by farmlands on a Devon farm within a tranquil Devonshire valley, with an all-weather tennis court, children’s play area and well stocked coarse fishing lake on site, this is an idyllic place to stay and the nearest beach is only around one and a half miles away.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £350 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 35 people in 17 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01395514162 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ashdene, Highworth, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Large holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with a games/cinema room, hot tub and private indoor heated swimming pool to keep you entertained during your stay, all within private gardens from which you can enjoy countryside views.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2800 to £3800 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 17 August 2015 to 21 August 2015; from 01 September 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 07 September 2015 to 11 September 2015;

phone 01285 323789 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tack Room, Little Cowarne, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

One bedroom barn conversion in rural Herefordshire with warm and cosy accommodation for up to 4 people with a double bed settee and bedroom with king-size bed.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £210 to £422 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

6 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £925 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 21 August 2015 to 21 October 2015;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn at Redcliffe Farm, Cheddar, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, The West Country.

Delightful two bedroom country cottage nestled in a secure garden ideal for children to safely play, on the edge of the village of Cheddar, this could be an ideal base for visiting some of the West Country's top attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, the Mendip Hills and Bath.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 03 October 2015 to 10 October 2015;

phone 01934 744772 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Railway Carriage, Bicknoller, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, West Country.

The Railway Carriage is a great place to enjoy a luxurious self-catering holiday for four people, with a difference, in Somerset, in unique and memorable accommodation.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £595 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 31 July 2015 to 14 August 2015; from 31 August 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 11 September 2015 to 14 September 2015;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Croft View Pets-Welcome Cottage, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Georgian Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Lovely family-friendly and dog-friendly 3 bedroom holiday cottage which features a charming interior and a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, situated by the village green in the village of Fylingthorpe in the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £472 to £976 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 September 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 28 September 2015 to 02 October 2015; from 12 October 2015 to 16 October 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wheelbarrow Castle, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive large self-catering house offering spacious and comfortable accommodation along with stunning country views of the Radnor Hills and Black Mountains.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1250 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07763 534422 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wrea Head Country Cottages, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Self-catering country cottages, Northern England.

Collection of nine award winning holiday cottages nestled by gorgeous countryside just two miles from the seaside and very near to Scarborough, during your holiday here discover the lure of the Yorkshire Heritage Coast and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: pool (On-site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £255 to £1,495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01723 375844 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Westmorland Log Cabin, Allithwaite, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday House, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Stylish and luxurious 2 bedroom wood-clad holiday lodge, situated within a small collection of holiday lodges, next to extensive woodlands and near to Allithwaite, this fantastic dog-friendly log cabin also boasts a wood-burning stove, as well as an outdoor private hot tub, making it an ideal place to relax with family or friends near the Lake District National Park.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £344 to £701 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 15 November 2015 to 16 November 2015; from 18 November 2015 to 20 November 2015; from 04 December 2015 to 22 December 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lavender Coastal Cottage, Neston, Burton, Neston, Cheshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, England.

Stylish and modern 2 bedroom holiday cottage with stunning river views located on a working farm in a rural hamlet on the picturesque Wirral Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £271 to £562 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 10 October 2015 to 17 October 2015; from 31 October 2015 to 01 November 2015; from 21 November 2015 to 22 December 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sand Farm Chalet, Sidbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

Unique wooden holiday chalet with 2 bedrooms and a setting in a Devon valley close to Lyme Bay, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 28 August 2015 to 31 August 2015; from 18 September 2015 to 23 October 2015;

phone 01792874296 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ryalls Stud Cottage, Sherborne, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast England.

This bright and airy farmstay holiday cottage is located on a former stud farm amongst 8 acres of countryside and is ideal for those searching for a tranquil break, whilst on holiday here enjoy horse riding, fishing, walking and golfing nearby or head over to the coast which is around a 40 minute drive away.

Price range from £275 to £775 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01963 23036 emailClick here to email owner more info >

In and Out Country Cottage, Middleham, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Near the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Utterly charming sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the village of Middleham with exposed stone-work, warming woodburning stove, exposed wooden beams and one double bedroom plus a location conveniently near to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is a great place for a couple to get away and spend quality time together.

Price range from £302 to £490 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 15 August 2015 to 22 August 2015; from 10 October 2015 to 17 October 2015; from 07 November 2015 to 13 November 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Mill Farm Cottage, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

6 bedroom Farm Cottage, Heart of England.

Large holiday barn with 6 bedrooms and spacious airy rooms, ideal for groups of up to 12 looking to holiday altogether close to Shrewsbury, with a tranquil rural location on an arable farm and a private hot tub, this farm holiday house could be perfect for a relaxing holiday in Shropshire with friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £941 to £2387 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 07 September 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 14 September 2015 to 18 September 2015; from 30 September 2015 to 02 October 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hamilton House, Clacton on Sea, Essex, England

6 bedroom Large Country House , East Anglia.

Elegant 6 bedroom Edwardian villa with south west facing garden just a short stroll from Clacton's highly rated sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £800 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01255 222431 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Welcombe Cottage, Welcombe, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

With it's views to the sea from many rooms, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Welcombe Cottage sleeping 18 is a property that offers our guests an opportunity to gather in a very special place for a truly memorable cottage holiday.

Special features: free internet access, pool (in garden), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1400 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01237 475118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Parlour Rural Retreat, Pershore, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Barn, Heart of England.

Good quality 1 bedroom barn conversion with views of the Worcestershire countryside, set on a working farm, this is an ideal place for two people looking to enjoy a rural retreat break conveniently close to the Cotswolds, the super-king size bedroom, warming wood burner and access to an outdoor hot tub help to make this a special place for a relaxing romantic couple's holiday.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £375 to £616 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 July 2015 to 31 July 2015; from 01 September 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 05 October 2015 to 13 November 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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